Skunkbush Sumac - Rhus trilobata
MNPS Threat Rank
Shrub 1–2 m. Herbage glabrate to puberulent, fragrant. Leaves trifoliate; leaflets ovate with rounded lobes; central leaflet the largest, 2–4 cm long. Inflorescence terminal and axillary, globular, hairy-bracteate racemes. Flowers: sepals reddish, ca. 1 mm long; petals yellow, ca. 2 mm long, pubescent below. Drupes subglobose, 5–7 mm wide, crowded on stem tips (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX)
Lesica (2012) treats this species as Rhus aromatica
This plant is intolerant to fire. After fire it may take many years to re-colonize.